Oil exec 'murdered for assets'

A wealthy woman was murdered in central London by two professional conmen with gambling habits, who then recruited women to impersonate her so they could take her goods as well as her life, a court has heard.

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Woman admits impersonating murder victim

Carol Waugh disappeared from her home in Marylebone last spring Credit: Metropolitan Police

A woman has admitted impersonating murdered former oil executive Carole Waugh in order to hire a car.

Miss Waugh disappeared from her home in Marylebone last spring.Her body was found with a single stab wound inside a car in a lock-up garage in Lime Court, New Malden, on August 2nd.

Carole's body was discovered in a car in a garage in New Malden Credit: Metropolitan Police

Julie Witham, 47, of Enfield, north London, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to conspiracy to defraud.She was remanded on conditional bail to be sentenced at the same court on April 26th.

She admitted plotting to hire a car using a credit card in Miss Waugh's name between April and August last year.

Rakesh Bhayani, 41, and Nicholas Kutner, 48, who are charged with murdering Miss Waugh, 50, were remanded in custody at the same hearing.

A police officer at the scene in New Malden where Carole Waugh's body was discovered Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Six others accused of conspiracy to defraud were remanded on bail to the next hearing.

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